Russia Says Patience Running Out With US
Russia has warned the US it’s patience is running thin over the later’s stance over Syria. Moscow warned that Washington’s refusal to attack takfiri militants fighting against the Syrian government is making it harder for Moscow to show any more patience.
The warning came in response to a comment by US secretary of state Jon Carry last week. Jon carry had warned Russia that America’s patience over the future of Syrian president Bashar al Asad is running out. Peter Cook, Pentagon’s press secretary was also quick to blame Russia for targeting forces who are currently observing a ceasefire. Russia has denied the accusations.
On February 27, Russia and United States brokered a ceasefire among warring groups in some parts of Syria which exclude Daesh and AL-Nusra Front takfiri groups.
The ceasefire is however shattered by renewed violence from terrorist groups who are fighting to oust the Syrian president.
On Monday, Valery Gerasimov, the head of Russia’s General Staff, said although the Russian Defense Ministry has been giving the coordinates of Daesh and al-Nusra militants to the US for three months, the US-led coalition is still “undecided” about whether to target those positions.
“It is us, not Americans who are losing patience concerning the situation in Syria. We are fully meeting our commitments and agreements on securing the ceasefire and national reconciliation in Syria,” Gerasimov said.
He added that “the American side always has problems with the ‘opposition under its control,” the Tass news agency reported.